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2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 6:44 AM by Hyder Mehtawala RSS

Formating seconds value to hh:mi:ss

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I need to format a integer value which represents seconds into hh:mi:ss in OBIEE 11g, however when i use the custom formatting [FMT:time] it displays AM at the end which i don't want.

What is the best way to format into hh:mi:ss and is it possible to remove this AM?
  • 1. Re: Formating seconds value to hh:mi:ss
    Srini VEERAVALLI Guru
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  • 2. Re: Formating seconds value to hh:mi:ss
    Hyder Mehtawala Expert
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    If you need to convert an Integer (which represents seconds) into custom time format (H:mm:ss), you can try the below approach.

    - convert the integer column into a date format column and then apply custom data format i.e. H:mm:ss.
    - To convert integer column into a date format column, you can change your integer column fx to something like:
    TimestampAdd(SQL_TSI_SECOND,YourTableName.ColumnName,TIMESTAMP'2012-01-01 00:00:00')
    - Here, YourTableName.ColumnName is the column name of your integer column.
    - Now, go to Column Properties -> Data Format and change it to Custom and provide the format as H:mm:ss. This will give you the seconds in 24Hrs format.
    - For e.g. An integer value of 1524 will now be shown as 00:25:24.



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